Ricky Gervais is heading back to HBO and back to American television as the pay-cable network has picked up a BBC Two series from Gervais, reports Deadline.com.
The project is "Life’s Too Short," which will air in Britain later this year and will air in the U.S. in 2012.
Like Gervais’ previous projects "The Office" and "Extras," "Life’s Too Short" is a fake documentary. It stars Warwick Davis, a 3-foot, 6-inch actor, as a fictionalized version of himself.
Gervais and co-creator Stephen Merchant will play themselves in minor roles. The show will track Davis as he tries to "hustle and connive his way back into the spotlight," the story says. The actor played the title role in "Willow" and has appeared in the "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" and "Leprechaun" film series.
HBO previously carried Gervais’ series "Extras," which it co-produced with the BBC.